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19 March 2013
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LongHairedLady
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I just signed up recently and was just curious if anyone else likes it and uses it.  It sure entertains me more than Facebook does!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

19 March 2013
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Egroeg Evoli
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I'm not signed up (yet), but I certainly like the site. There's more Beatles stuff on it than one would expect from the "modern Directioners and Bieber fever victims."* (Okay, I know that's being sterotypical, but a lot of the more recent generations- mine included, and younger people, and probably people slightly older than me- don't like The Beatles as much as they like, say, One Direction or Justin Bieber. And I don't hate either of them. I don't like them, but I don't hate them, either.)

 

*"Victims" is not supposed to have a bad meaning here. I just figured it would make sense because it's a "fever"… Oh, never mind. 

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19 March 2013
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I was on Tumblr for a couple years, but haven't been on since before    last summer. Tumblr is a lot more entertaining than Facebook, though. 

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19 March 2013
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LongHairedLady
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Egroeg Evoli said
I'm not signed up (yet), but I certainly like the site. There's more Beatles stuff on it than one would expect from the "modern Directioners and Bieber fever victims."* (Okay, I know that's being sterotypical, but a lot of the more recent generations- mine included, and younger people, and probably people slightly older than me- don't like The Beatles as much as they like, say, One Direction or Justin Bieber. And I don't hate either of them. I don't like them, but I don't hate them, either.)

 

*"Victims" is not supposed to have a bad meaning here. I just figured it would make sense because it's a "fever"… Oh, never mind. 

I know exactly what you mean.  When I was in high school, 'they' were all into Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and Nsync.  paul-mccartney

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

19 March 2013
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parlance
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I have a Tumblr account, and it's a good source for photos. But it's too scrapbooky for me; it's very hard to follow conversations.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

19 March 2013
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MelaRoza
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I am signed up on this site… and I can say that it's very addicting. :D I look for inspirations there, photographs (cause I'm interested in photography) and The Beatles pictures of course. I can recommend it to everybody! :3

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misunderstanding all you see..."

19 March 2013
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What is tumbler? If its another social networking site i truly dont care. I dont want people i dont know and never have any intention of having anything to do with people trying to 'like' me so they can boast about having x amount of 'friends'. I had a facebook account for a while (i never used it) and all i got was notifications thru my email account that someone wanted to be my friend. GO AWAY!!!! For the love of everything that exists GO AWAY!!!!!

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 March 2013
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vonbontee
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Yeah I don't understand the purpose of tumblr either, or how it differs from those other networking sites, except that I know people use it to create slideshows. Or something. That twitbooking stuff irritates me nearly as much as MeanMrM – "like this" "friend that" "share this" "follow that" SHUT UP!!

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
20 March 2013
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tumblr doesn't have to be a social networking site if you don't want it to be. You can just browse. It's a "blogging" site for people to share images, quotes, text, videos, blah blah blah. I was pretty addicted to it for a while, I've since used it less, but it's where I obtain most of my Beatles eye-candy- photos, videos, quotes, and even song clips I've all never heard/seen before.

Here's my tumblr: http://nowhere--land.tumblr.com/  There's a good amount of Beatles material on there! Tumblr does have it's fair share of nutjobs though, and thats what kind of drove me off. Nevertheless, I still go back on to look at Beatles stuff!

There are a ton of Beatles fans around on there, mostly young of course.

20 March 2013
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Another advantage -- albeit a rather remote one -- to such sites as Facebook is that my long-lost Austrian relatives will need to track me down to inform me that I have inherited a billion schillings.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

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20 March 2013
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meanmistermustard said
What is tumbler? If its another social networking site i truly dont care. I dont want people i dont know and never have any intention of having anything to do with people trying to 'like' me so they can boast about having x amount of 'friends'. I had a facebook account for a while (i never used it) and all i got was notifications thru my email account that someone wanted to be my friend. GO AWAY!!!! For the love of everything that exists GO AWAY!!!!!

Wow, that's some passion there….  I'm sure you will correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't you call a message board social networking?  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Not everybody that uses sites like that want "x amount of friends".  I have 46 friends on Facebook..  and even that's too many sometimes.  I keep it small and personal.  I like tumblr because I can share gifs and videos as well as pictures.  I don't care how many people "follow" me.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

20 March 2013
10.39am
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I loathe Facebook, which also amounts to a certain degree of self-hatred because I do use it. As a means of communication, promotion and organisation of events it has become a practical necessity in this slovenly modern age, especially among my generation. I don't post statuses though; I can't stand people who use it as a way to feel more important with constant updates on their life. Twitter is even worse. Admittedly I've never really perused Tumblr for its benefits or drawbacks.

It's disturbing to me how we are increasingly downsizing our life onto technological interfaces and making an obscene amount of shortcuts for ourselves; by existing partly as an account on Facebook, or having every single piece of information we could possibly need in the palm of our hand with a smartphone, it seems to me we're really becoming far too dependent on technology, and people (especially children) are becoming lazier and stupider as a result. You can see kids as young as 10 in Britain standing in groups on the way to school or wherever, lost in their phones, playing games, comparing apps etc. I'm sure a great deal of these kids are very intelligent, but is it really healthy for an entire generation to be weaned on this kind of intellectual complacence? Can you imagine how, not even that long ago, if you wanted to know about a subject you had to GET A BOOK OUT OF A LIBRARY? The mind boggles! The majority of people are satisfied with complete mediocrity, especially in arts, music and culture. Everything is too easy to make, and too easy to assimilate.

Now don't get me wrong, there's something to be said about the privilege of living in such a progressive and amazing era. The digital revolution is an incredible thing in many ways but it strikes me as unnatural for mankind to be so reliant on something synthetic. The most frightening thing is how quickly it's progressing; for example look at how mobile phones have advanced in the last 10 years, from green-screen bricks with a few rudimentary games to these sleek things that govern all of life's tasks for you and serve you up whatever information you may want at the touch of a button. I'm 20 now, and I shudder to imagine what things will be like when I'm an old man. I can't imagine there being much need for people to leave the house (the recent discussion of the "death of the high street" in the UK seems to only corroborate this idea).

Apologies for the rant, I have been thinking about this recently and wanted to get some of it off my chest! With people discussing the merits and demerits of social networking, this suddenly seemed the right place to do it.

 

 

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20 March 2013
10.55am
Egroeg Evoli
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I try to distribute my activities so my life doesn't revolve around technology. I don't have a Facebook or a Twitter or anything like that. I love reading books, and I have made it my goal to try to stop Nooks and Kindles and the like from taking over. Of course, I don't object to all technology/social networking- I'm on this site, aren't I? And sometimes it is easier to get information from the Internet instead of other sources. Look at all the info that this site has to offer. Not that there's anything wrong with books- I already said that I don't want Nooks/Kindles/etc. to take over. So I don't object to technology, but I don't exactly support it, either.

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20 March 2013
12.37pm
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Dont use twitter, facebook, tumblr (why couldnt they spell it normally?) and the only open social contact i have online is select forums like here. The most i get is the very occasional PM, everything else is based on my want or ability to appear and interact – not being hassled but morons. Im not wanting to let such sites take over and become one of those who has to check and update their facebook page all the time. I also hate mobile phones and havent put any credit it in for 9 months. Folk can get me on it if they want, i have a house phone if i need to call, but it stops pointless texting where nothing is said and folk calling for no reason. Yes i will put credit in if it something important happens down the line. Its very freeing not being stuck to a phone worried that you might miss a call.

Here's a novel idea – if you want to talk to someone phone them, dont resort to 50 posts or texts or updates, its more personal and it has that feeling of value and people get more of a kick from it. The internet is a good source for information but i like reading books. Currently reading a big fat book about the Kings and Queens of Britain, a brilliant read. Far more enjoyable abd rewarding than reading about them online.

[There are probably a lot of counter statements in the above but hey life and humans dont run in a straight line. Yeah im rambling but i'm allowing myself to do so.]

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 March 2013
11.57am
MelaRoza
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meanmistermustard said
Dont use twitter, facebook, tumblr (why couldnt they spell it normally?) and the only open social contact i have online is select forums like here. The most i get is the very occasional PM, everything else is based on my want or ability to appear and interact – not being hassled but morons. Im not wanting to let such sites take over and become one of those who has to check and update their facebook page all the time. I also hate mobile phones and havent put any credit it in for 9 months. Folk can get me on it if they want, i have a house phone if i need to call, but it stops pointless texting where nothing is said and folk calling for no reason. Yes i will put credit in if it something important happens down the line. Its very freeing not being stuck to a phone worried that you might miss a call.

Here's a novel idea – if you want to talk to someone phone them, dont resort to 50 posts or texts or updates, its more personal and it has that feeling of value and people get more of a kick from it. The internet is a good source for information but i like reading books. Currently reading a big fat book about the Kings and Queens of Britain, a brilliant read. Far more enjoyable abd rewarding than reading about them online.

[There are probably a lot of counter statements in the above but hey life and humans dont run in a straight line. Yeah im rambling but i'm allowing myself to do so.]

 

I wouldn't call tumblr a social networking. For me it's a place, where I can browse plenty of inspiring pictures, photos, quotations and so on. I've found there for example, lots of Beatles pictures which I hadn't seen in google graphics. I have my tumblr'blog' and I just keep my favourite stuff there. That's all. I follow interesting blogs, but I don't care how many people follow me. 

I agree that reading normal book is way better than reading about something in the internet. I hate sitting in front of the screen in the same position … it's just not a pleasure for me. That's way I buy books. I'm a bookoholic. :D

But I don't think that internet is only a bad thing.

And by the way, I have my mobile phone but I'm not stuck to it. Sometimes, after coming back home I leave it in my pocket and I forget about it for the whole weekend. Sometimes I miss a lot of calls, but it's not the end of the world for me. I can call back later.  But normally, my phone is just lying somewhere in my room and when I need it, I use it. But what's wrong in texting a friend, even if nothing important happened? 

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misunderstanding all you see..."

23 March 2013
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I'my friends persauded me to join Tumblr, and I quite like it. Some things you can find on there are quite funny. But I guess like Facebook, Twitter and basically everything else on the internet, its a just another unhealthy discraction.

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George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

23 March 2013
5.18pm
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My friends are trying to persuade me into making a twitter account because apparently Facebook (which I have) is ''on it's way out''. They don't seem to understand that by the time I make one and get the account up and running, something else will be ''in'' and then it'll be like ''Emily, you've gotta make a such-and-such account now''. Things like that get on my nerves.

Plus, something that I couldn't quite believe, the other day we had the police come into school to lecture us on social networking and when the guy said facebook, everyone said oh, that, we don't use fb anymore. Ridiculous.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

23 March 2013
6.39pm
LongHairedLady
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I tried Twitter, could not get into it.  ahdn_paul_01

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

23 March 2013
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Twitter and the "hashtag" culture are worst of all. Twitter feeds people the idea that they have a pedestal on which to be some kind of witty socio-political poet-spokesman with x amount of "followers", when really it makes people's opinions and arguments far less valid and supported because there's a limited amount of text with which to voice them. Whereas a "friend" on Facebook simply represents somebody you have met, "followers" has led to this egocentric system whereby your amount of followers becomes the standard of your popularity and intelligence. "Twitterati"? Please.

In light of this, it brings out the absolute worst side of celebrity culture – if you're even mildly famous and have a number of loyal fans following you, then you can say essentially anything you want and not have to face the repercussions. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Fry, both of whom I used to like, have made remarks on Twitter that range from questionable to ugly and when anybody tries to make use of Twitter's "open forum" system to respond or criticise what they've said, they are flattened and often abused by an army of overzealous fans. It's an awful, ego-feeding place and embodies the most lazy and smug aspect of online culture.

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23 March 2013
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I got so far as to download the twitter app and look at the sign up page before deciding i couldnt be bothered and life simply wasnt worth it.

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